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Mesut Ozil confirms imminent Fenerbahce transfer, reveals squad number

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has confirmed he is set to travel to Turkey soon to seal a move to Fenerbahce.

The Gunners came to an agreement to end Ozil’s contract six months ahead of schedule, with Mikel Arteta keen to offload the exiled midfielder and his huge salary.

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Ozil was completely exiled to Arsenal | Chloe Knott – Danehouse / Getty Images

A move to Fenerbahce has long been seen as the most likely route away from Emirates Stadium for Ozil, who has been flirting with the Turkish side on Twitter since news of his impending move from Arsenal emerged, and he now has confirmed the move on Turkish television.

“I am so happy,” he told NTV. “I am a fan of Fenerbahce. God wanted me to play football in Fenerbahce. I am proud.

“I am coming this evening with my family to Istanbul, thanks to God who gave me the opportunity to represent this club. I will wear the shirt with pride. “

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Ozil will be in Turkey on Monday | Harriet Lander / Copa / Getty Images

Ozil is due to travel to Istanbul shortly after midnight on Monday morning, by which time he will travel to Fenerbahce for a medical examination and draft a pen on a contract which has already been concluded in principle with German representatives.

Earlier Sunday, Ozil took to Twitter display the number “67”, which is supposed to be a reference to the jersey number he has chosen. According to Fanatik, he left with 67 because it is the beginning of the zip code of his hometown of Zonguldak.

It now seems to be just a matter of time before Ozil’s turbulent period with Arsenal comes to an end. The highest-paid player in club history has not shown up for Mikel Arteta’s side since March 2020, with the club’s official line still being that the German suffers from a back injury.

Ozil is now set to leave the Emirates with a total of 254 appearances for Arsenal to his name, in which he scored 44 goals and 77 assists to build a reputation as one of the Premier’s most fascinating creators. League.

Concerns about Ozil’s work rate have been in the headlines for months and have only been amplified by his high salaries, but Arsenal now appear ready to confirm his departure and end all the drama off the pitch. .

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